Roasted Spicy Salmon

3 – 4 lbs whole salmon, dressed 1.5 – 2 kg
1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1
1/4 cup chopped parsley 50 mL
2 Tbsp chopped mint leaves 25 mL
2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed 2
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 15 mL
2 garlic cloves, chopped 2
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 25 mL
2 Tbsp grapeseed oil 25 mL
2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted 10 mL
1/2 cup diced tomato 125 mL

Cut diagonal slashes about 4″ (10 cm) long, 11/2″ (4 cm) apart and 1/2″ (1 cm) deep on each side of salmon. In bowl of food processor place cilantro, parsley, mint, peppers, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil, cumin and salt; pulse to make paste. Transfer to a small bowl and fold in tomato. Stuff spice mixture into slits and belly cavity of the fish. Cover and refrigerate 1– 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Transfer salmon to a lightly oiled roasting pan. For cooking time, measure the thickest part of the salmon and allow 10 minutes per inch (2.5 cm) of thickness. Or cook until fish flakes easily along both sides of backbone at thickest point when tested with a fork.

Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus 1– 4 hours refrigeration).
Cooking time: approx. 40 minutes.
Serves 6.

Rob Lagana

Coach and Founder at Lagana Fitness
Coach Rob Lagana, Fitness Coach, Elite Nutritionist, and Stress Reduction Therapist

Rob Lagana is a former top male competitive bodybuilder who has achieved numerous athletic accomplishments during his career.

Perhaps the greatest learning experience that Rob Lagana has met, was living with ocular albinism. Several vision problems have occurred
with ocular albinism and has left him legally blind. He really learned how to harness the deep energy it takes to be body / movement aware and through this energy has developed a healing ability which he then learned to use in practice with a Japanese healing system called Usui Reiki.Rob overcomes daily tasks and practices to complete his goals
through determination, hard work and a positive mindset.


Rob Lagana also received his IFBB Nutrition certificate, S.M.A.R.T certificate from Dave Palumbo, and LSF Life Solutions Foundation Whole Food Nutrition certificate. Rob Lagana also have 2 decades of experience in coaching clients for weight loss, wellness and contest prep.. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).Rob is also Poliquin Group Bio Signature Level 1 and 2 practitioner and overall brings a holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.

Besides his athletic and coaching experience, he is also a Reiki Master practitioner.Stress is the number one cause of inflammation of the body. This disrupts, cortisol, insulin, brain chemicals and
much more..Reiki has been a natural and effective way of reducing stress, which promotes overall healing in the body.

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